The Real Thing RPG is a throwback to TTRPGs from the 1990s. It embraces the ambiance of games from that time while adding the techniques and mechanisms common to emergent-style RPGs from today. Players drive the action. Narrators guide the story by providing prompts. It is cooperative and immersive… the perfect system for deep character development and gritty modern fantasy.
The RPG zine market has exploded in recent years, and people have realized that short-form storytelling offers an opportunity for curated, immersive experiences. The Real Thing leverages a variation on the popular and versatile Powered by the Apocalypse gaming system and has been approved to carry that label by the system’s creators. For fans of this system, our game will be a welcomed addition to their collections. For those who have not played before, it will be easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to run.